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Collection Reference Number GLC06761
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1793 
Title Contemporary copy of Pendleton's brief autobiography
Date 20 July 1793
Author Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803)  
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description Originally written July 1793. Contemporary copy. Docketed on verso: "Concise history of Judge Pendleton's life written by himself. Copied." Six years before his death Pendleton outlined his biography, focusing mostly on his political career. In part: "I have often contemplated [my life]... as a rare and extraordinary instance and pathetically exclaimed 'Not unto me o Lord! Not unto me o Lord! but unto thy name be the praise..." It was first printed in the Richmond Enquirer 11 April 1818 which is the text for Mays, Letters and Papers of Edmund Pendleton, 2: 605-607.
Subjects American Statesmen  Judiciary  Religion  Politics  Government and Civics  
People Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803)  
Theme Government & Politics; Religion; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859